Bronchiectasis help please
My consultant wants me to take Azithromycin for 6 months but I'm unsure of the best dose. Is 250 mg daily preferable to 500 mg three times a week? Suggestions and experiences most welcome. Thanks all.
Hi there Kerrieblue, I took 250mg three times per week for about six years. It was very good at first then slowly became less effective. There are quite a few people on here who are taking it now and so I am sure that they will be along. I hope that you find that azith helps you.
What dosaged as you GP recommended, the fact we are all different could mean one persons dose may not be suitable for the next.
I would start with the dosaged given by your GP and see how you get on..
I had it every day nearly killed me heart trouble .. If i had to have it again be 3 times a week like lot others
i've been on 250 three times a week. Did 9 months first then four month break, then six months, then another break. Works great for me, but I know some people do have trouble.
I've been on 250mg 3 times a week for more years than I care to remember. seem to do ok on them. M
Hi Kerrieblue. I have bronchiectasis with persistent HI type B infection. I started with month on month off of 500mgs 3 times per week. Now on 500mgs 3 times per week every week which is much better. Basically I am taking what the consultant prescribed each time. I hope you get on well with it. Take care.
I've been taking 250 mg daily for three years now. Not sure if it's achieving much for me but I'll keep taking it as long as I'm asked.
Kerrieblue I also am on 250 daily for twelve months started them in April and have only had one infection which I am just getting over. I was told that because I am very low in weight he wanted me to take it every day.
I took it 3 times a week, sorry can't remember dosage jan x
Many thanks for all the replies, will talk it over again with my doctor.
I take many medicines some for bronchiectasis, I take Azithromicin because besides being a great anti biotic it is also a fantastic anti inflamatory. My dose is 250mg on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I think that it all depends if it is the main AB or a back up (anti inflamatory) I take nebulised Gentamicin as the main one. Good luck !
Your on same meds regime as me - I am just starting Azithromycin and hope my heart is ok as I have prolonged QT! My lung has been so inflamed so hope it helps here. Take care
Sorry , I don't come here regularly. I have found that Azithromycin has been nothing short of miraculous. I have had arythmias, atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation for which I had an ablation, I have no arythmias now. Having a prolonged QT may increase the odds of something going wrong but, for me, it was all worth it, I have not been hospitalized for over two years for bonchiectasis exarcerbations (in fact, anything at all.) I wish you the same good fortune !
I take Azithromycin for Bronchiectasis, i prefer to take 250mg daily only because I know when I have taken, it's very hard to tell if it makes a difference but I have certainly had less flare ups due to infection since starting a few years ago.
I stop taking if I do feel I am haveing a flare up and take clarithomycin daily slow release for two weeks. I do get episodes where I feel unwell but no temp or change in mucus just feel unwell, this is difficult as never sure when to start rescue pack.
Hope I have not gone on too much.
I would definitely go with what your doctor has prescribed.
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